The boardgame Risk was the subject of controversy after several hardcore gamers attempted to attack the White House. A statement from the leader of the group before the incident said:
“All of us have played a lot of Risk. We’re really good at it now, and we’re pretty sure that the skills we’ve learned from this game will allow us to conquer the world, provided we can pick which countries we start out with.”
The gamers showed up at the gates of the White House with dice in hand and prepared their assault. One Secret Service agent commented on the attack.
“It was the most confusing thing I’ve ever seen. They were just running around throwing dice.”
The attempted assault lasted 5 minutes, and the gamers were arrested. They are currently awaiting trial, and have been denied further access to board games, with the exception of Sorry.